Tim Bos

Tim took a degree in Linguistics at the University of York; a career in teaching Spanish and managing community schools in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire followed.

Early retirement offered the opportunity to indulge himself in things he’d previously not had time for … evening classes in drawing and painting to learn the basics led to courses with experienced artists.

Tim found the excitement of trying out different media and techniques motivated him, and still does, but there was also a need to share the progress with other painters. Both a local painting group in Haxby and the York Art Society’s activities meant that supportive critique directed him to a more considered approach towards a final work.

Submissions to the Society’s exhibitions focussed his mind on how others might see his work, and when a painting received a ‘commendation’, or was sold, it certainly boosted his confidence!

Tim’s work has also been selected for Loughborough’s Sock Gallery Open Exhibitions, the East Coast Open Exhibition in Scarborough and the ArtWaves Festival in Bridlington. Judging from reactions, people seem to enjoy the quirky perspective and the semi-abstract nature of many of his paintings: sometimes he portrays a domestic moment or emotion and at other times shows why a country scene made such an impact on him.